|Tourism players focus on growth|
|Sunday, 16 October 2011 17:22|
Players in the tourism sector have pledged to work with the government to facilitate the growth of the industry through the mobilisation of capital.
The sentiments by stakeholders in the local tourism sector were made at the end of the 4th edition of the Sanganai/Hlanganani expo, which attracted more than 100 indigenous operators.
A tour operator, Mr Jackson Makarichi said the indigenous players in the tourism sector are committed to work with the government in ensuring that the industry plays an important role in macro economic recovery.
A tour exhibitor, Mr Nyasha Matsika said indigenous players are focused on expanding operations in order to create employment and unlock revenue inflows, while another tour exhibitor, Mrs Chipo Matsika said local operators are focusing on enhancing the quality of goods and services to unlock profits.
The country’s tourism sector is poised to play an important role in economic recovery as official statistics show that the sector is projected to account for at least 20% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by year end.